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White Boy Summer (90’s Hip Hop Edition of Pop Hits and Underground Classics)

Chet Hanks set the internet ablaze yet again, this time posting a video predicting that this summer would be a “white boy summer”. He clarified that it wasn’t “Trump supporting” or “Nasacar” white boy, but more Jack Harlow and Jon.

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Our 5 Top Favorite Brandy & Monica Music Videos!

Last night our 90’s dreams were lived out, thanks to R&B Queens Brandy and Monica. In case you haven’t seen their 90’s music videos, let’s take a little trip down memory lane  to watch. These videos are absolute gems when

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FBF: Our Top 10 Whitney Houston Music Videos

This upcoming Sunday, August 9th, is the bornday of Miss Whitney Houston. Born in 1963, this legend would be 57 this year. Taken too soon, but at least we have her iconic music and sound that will surpass the test

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3 Black Trans Women DJ’s You Need To Know!

I have been honored with being featured for my DJ work on some great lists amongst really incredible women, but I don’t think many of those lists have ever included Black Trans Women who are killing the game! Since I

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Throwback: 5 Of Our Favorite Jodeci Jams (Happy Birthday Mr. Dalvin)

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jodeci (@jodecimusic) on Apr 10, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT Wikipedia defines Jodeci as… “Jodeci (/ˈdʒoʊdəsi/ JOH-də-see) is an American R&B quartet with members DeVanté Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo. Formed in 1989 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jodeci’s members began

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

*This post was originally posted in January 2018, when the song debuted – but, it felt like a good time to revisit. Also, yes I am still excited about my mention which is why I want to revisit it! A

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5 Of My Favorite Trans Musicians To Add To Your Playlists!

              In honor of June being Pride Month, but also in support of the Trans Community – here are 5 of My Favorite Trans Musicians that you must add to your playlists! These Trans

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LISTEN: #ONE16GOAT A Mixtape Celebrating Birthday Bae’s – Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs & Kate Moss

  Today is the 2 year anniversary of my mixtape – #ONE16GOAT. It was 2 years ago when I discovered that Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss (just a few of the most enchanting and godly women to walk

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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LIFE: Vashtie DJ’s YouTube’s “Bringing The Boom Bap Back To New York” Alongside GrandMaster Flash

  January 26th, 2018. About a week prior to the event, I got a call from Lyor Cohen (the man, the legend – himself) telling me that he wanted me to DJ his party and that our mutual friend Q-Tip

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Vashtie’s Mixtape #ONE16GOAT” Honors Sade, Kate Moss, Aaliyah and FKA Twigs Birthday

Another one… Yes folks. Another mixtape by yours truly. These things take a lot of time and work, but I always feel so accomplished after finishing and letting them out into the digital universe. This newest mixtape celebrates January 16th;

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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Event Recap: Vashtie Spins at Ray-Ban Soho

  Whether it was the Coolhaus ice cream truck parked right in front, the big black balloons that hinted at a possible turn-up, or passing by and hearing everything from “Supa Dupa Fly” to Sade croon over “Cant Have Everything” by

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EVENT RECAP: Vashtie Hits Toronto for Manifesto

  Vashtie made waves in Toronto this weekend by headlining the official after party for the Manifesto Music Festival and hosting an event with photographer Che Kothari. The Manifesto afterparty was held in collaboration with the monthly party group High Power in

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Here’s a Special Valentine’s Day Treat, My ‘To You, From Me’ Mix

Dedicated to all the lovers worldwide (and especially to one very dear and darling to me), on my favorite holiday…Valentine’s Day. ‘To You, From Me’ is a collection of all my favorite love songs, past and present. With artists ranging

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EVENT RECAP: Vashtie Celebrates The Anniversary for ‘Brooklyn Took It’ At Friends and Lovers

If you missed ‘Brooklyn Took It’, then it’s safe to say that might’ve been your biggest mistake. The Friends and Lovers atmosphere was filled with nothing but feel-good vibes and sick dance moves. The DJs in rotation gave non-stop heavy

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Celebrate the anniversary of “Brooklyn Took It” with Vashtie at Friends and Lovers

What’s a better way to party besides losing yourself in the midst of good vibes and quality music? To spare yourself the wonder, there is no better way! Come party the way you should this Friday for the ‘Brooklyn Took

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Watch ‘This Machine Kills Racism’ Mixtape Visuals by Vashtie

Back in July 2016, I made a mixtape titled “This Machine Kills Racism”. At the time, I was overwhelmed with all that was happening and had been happening in the world, specifically in my beloved homeland of America. I think

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That Time I Wrote, Directed and Starred in an Art Film to “Hotline Bling” Featuring Johnny Stevens (of Highly Suspect), ASAP Bari, Luka Sabbat & More

Note: This post was originally posted October 6th, 2015 Still from the #UOGLB Art Film. 2015 Me and this girl are very different… Yet… Me and this girl are very much the same. I wrote this story about “Lolita” in

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THROW IT BACK: Mya – “Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)”

When Mya ruled the charts back in the day, she dropped this now classic banger in 2000 and it became an instant anthem. According to Wikipedia, it had mixed to positive reviews, but, all I know is that when I play

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CULTURE: Vashtie’s “This Machine Kills Racism” Mixtape

Shocked. Disillusioned. Heartbroken. Angry. Disgusted. I’ve been feeling this way for a while now, but, the incidents that surfaced in the past week have had me feeling these emotions (and more) to the maximum. Yet, I can’t decide which is worse. The disturbing

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LIFE: Happy Birthday Kendrick Lamar! Directing “A.D.H.D.” Music Video

In honor of Kendrick Lamar‘s 29th Birthday, here’s a flashback post of when I directed this Gemini man’s music video for Section.80-featured favorite, “A.D.H.D”. It was blazing hot summer — July 23rd of 2011 to be exact — when two days of

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WATCH: Rae Sremmurd – “Look Alive”

If you know me, then you know that I seriously bump Rae Sremmurd all day every day. I just love the music this duo is making — instant bangers with a creative flow. Their latest track “Look Alive” speaks to me. It has

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FEATURED: Happy Birthday Kanye! Directing “Us Placers” Music Video by CRS in 2007

OMG. I cannot believe how time is flying. It’s obscene, actually. 9 years!!! Anyways. Before I do a full introductory post for all the newbies to Vashtie.Com that explains the birth of my digital baby and who I am, I

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WATCH: Azealia Banks – “The Big Big Beat”

Many things can be said about controversial miss Azealia Banks, but what cannot be denied is her seemingly limitless vocal talents. She can rap, she can sing, and she can really sing…all in one track that is usually the most

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